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Baku-Urumqi-Guangzhou flight to be launched

26 May 2016 17:00 (UTC+04:00)
Baku-Urumqi-Guangzhou flight to be launched

By Laman Ismayilova

China Southern Airlines will open regular Baku-Urumqi-Guangzhou flight from July 3.

The flight will be performed on Thursdays and Sundays by Boeing 737-800 aircrafts, Azertac reports.

The flight will departure from Baku at 23:05 local time, arrive in Urumqi at 07:00 local time, departure from Urumqi at 09:40, and arrive in Guangzhou at 14:35 local time.

The opening of the flight would contribute to the expansion of commercial and economic ties between Azerbaijan and China.

Azerbaijan and China opened a new page in their relations after President Ilham Aliyev's visit to China in December 2015, during which cooperation in all sectors were high on the agenda.

The two countries voiced intention to protect mutual interests and deepen fruitful cooperation, providing stable and safe conditions for the successful and sustainable development.

China entered the list of the top ten trade partners of Azerbaijan. The country’s investment in the economy of Azerbaijan has reached $300 million since 2002.

The Azerbaijani State Customs Committee reports that the trade turnover with China reached $565.1 million last year, while its unit weight in the total trade turnover of Azerbaijan amounted to 2.74 percent.

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